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The Yacht That Venture Capital Built

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Behold the Maltese Falcon—venture capitalist Tom Perkins $100 million yacht which set sail in Italy on July 14. Its three masts tower 57-meter above the deck. The entire ship is 87.5 meters long. Although it looks a bit like an old-school clipper, technologically it’s closer to a space ship. The masts rotate to maximize speed and aerodynamics, while specialized sensors feed crew members information on the strain put on the sails and masts.

Superyacht sets sail
[C-NetNews.Com via Luxist]


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